Buy Radisson Rewards Points for 0.35p Each – Good Deal?

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Radisson Rewards (formerly Club Carlson) is running a 50% bonus on Points purchases, if you buy before 18th June 2018.

Boost your  Radisson Rewards™ account balance and purchase the extra points you need to get your next rewards even faster. Receive up to 50% more points when you purchase points from June 18 through July 18, 2018. The more points you buy, the bigger your bonus: 

Buy 3,000 – 10,000 points and receive 10% more

Buy 11,000 – 30,000 points and receive 25% more

Buy 31,000 – 40,000 points and receive 50% more

Points are normally available for purchase in 1,000-point increments for $7.00 USD, up to 40,000 points per account, per calendar year. As you can see below, with the bonus, you can therefore buy up to 60,000 for a total of ~£212 (280 USD):

If you bought 31,000+ (pre bonus) Points, therefore getting the 50% bonus, your cost per Point would be ~0.35p (0.466 cents) per Point.

Good deal?

As ever, it depends.

Radisson Rewards charges between 9,000 – 70,000 Points per night for a standard room, depending on the hotel category.

If you bought Points for 0.35p each, your rough cost per night would therefore be as follows:

  • Cat 1: ~£30.15
  • Cat 2: ~£52.50
  • Cat 3 ~£98.00
  • Cat 4: ~£133.00
  • Cat 5: ~£154.00
  • Cat 6: ~£175.00
  • Cat 7: ~£245.00 (though you can only actually buy 60,000 of the 70,000 required – for  about £212).

At those prices, there are possible occasions where any of the categories could (conceivably) make sense, but I’d imagine that most of the value is generally going to be found at the low end, and at the highest categories during peak times when cash rates are high.

Remember that you won’t earn Points or get cashback using Points though, and you would on cash stays, so factor that in too when deciding whether buying Points is a good idea or not.


I won’t be rushing out to stock up on Radisson Rewards Points at this price, but if you’ve got some stays coming up, it’s worth having a quick look at the numbers to see if buying Points could save you money.


The Up To 50% More Points offer (the “Offer”) is valid for points purchased between Monday, June 18, 2018 at 12:01 am EDT through Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 11:59 pm EDT (“Offer Period”) only. Radisson Rewards members will receive a point bonus equal to up to 50% for purchases of 3,000 to 40,000 points. Buy 3,000 – 10,000 points and receive 10% bonus points. Buy 11,000 – 30,000 points and receive 25% bonus points. Buy 31,000 – 40,000 points and receive 50% bonus points. Bonus points will not be applied to the yearly 40,000-point purchase maximum. Bonus points and purchased points will be posted to the member’s account as one transaction within 24-48 hours of purchase. This offer does not apply to points purchased as a gift. Radisson Rewards reserves the right to add, modify, or discontinue the Offer without notice. Void where prohibited by law. Other exclusions may apply. By participating in this Offer, you agree and consent to these Terms and Conditions, the Purchase Terms and Conditions (except as modified above), Radisson Rewards Program Terms and Conditions


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